ted medin wrote:
> I have a usb drive that is from ubuntu (Linux) & would like to access it
> from vista but i get access not permitted. So tried to change the
> properties so everyone can access the files. See the current owner is
> Unix user 501. I tried to change with administration privileges but the
> unix files will not let me. Anyone got any ideas? TIA HELP!
There should be no problem accessing a USB flash drive that is used on Linux
or Unix in Windows. I do this all the time and the different operating
systems don't normally honor permissions set by each other. What file format
is the drive? To get the best interoperability between various file systems,
use FAT32 because Linux, Unix, OS X, and Windows can all write to it.
If is already FAT32, then you just need to take ownership of the drive.
There is no way "the unix files will not let me" is accurate.
To take ownership of a folder (or a drive):
1. Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click
2. Click the Security tab, click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
3. Click Edit. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an
administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide
4. Click the name of the person you want to give ownership to.
5. If you want that person to be the owner of files and subfolders in this
folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
6. Click OK
Or you can run this at an elevated Command Prompt:
For Folders or Directories (will perform action recursively):
takeown /f drive:\ /r /d y [enter]
(where "drive:\" is your USB thumb drive)
icacls drive:\ /grant yourusername:F /t [enter]
(make the correct substitution of your user account)
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